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 Sail.Sailing under False Colours. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sail before the Wind (To).
 
To prosper, to go on swimmingly, to meet with great success, to go as smoothly and rapidly as a ship before the wind.   1
 


 Sail.Sailing under False Colours. 

 
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